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Can we make the "ask question" button stand out more? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent I'm new to askubuntu.com and when I first wanted to ask a question it took me a while to find ...
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Please fix spam detection

Today , I was editing a question and apparently there were some new changes in place for spam detection. Definitely good news . . . except that spam detection is broken: Out of all the words that ...
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Can't edit due to mention of The Walking Dead

I was going to edit this question but I appear to be running into some kind of spam catcher.
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Who is able to edit http://askubuntu.com/privileges/edit?

The last paragraph starts with a typo: Aside form reviewing suggested edits should read Aside from reviewing suggested edits The second word is spelled "f o rm " should be "f r om"
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Broken review test

Moments ago a late answer popped up in the review queue with a link to a bash script debugger hosted at SourceForge. I started by editing the answer (which was not well formatted), but whenever I ...
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Visual bug using accent marked characters

Reading this answer I found that á and è (and also right now in this question) characters from Déjà Dup are shown different than the other characters (they are less "bold" than the others): Link: Why ...
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Login with Launchpad account not possible anymore

For the last two days I haven't been able to login to Ask Ubuntu with my Launchpad account. When I click on the button, it disappears and only the Google and Facebook buttons are available. I have ...
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We need to update the FAQ now that Gnome-remix is official

Since Ubuntu Gnome Remix will become an official Ubuntu derivative upon the release of 13.04, I think it's time we update the FAQ to reflect that. Currently it states: This is not the right place for:...
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Off-topic flagging links should be HTTPS now

When flagging a question, most links in the dialog that comes up are now HTTPS instead of HTTP, but it seems like the off-topic links (in Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic and in Flagging > Closing > Off-...
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Shortcut for adding quotes causes program to quit

While editing a long answer with a large block of text to quote, I held my mouse over the button for quoting, and noted that the shortcut to add quotes is Ctrl+Q. The use of 'Q' makes sense, but it ...
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Plenty of broken image links

This bug was detected in 2011: the original policy was to use software centre images from bit. ly/ software-small, but that mysteriously broke for some reason that doesn't really matter at this point. ...
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imgur.com is deleting images

I've seen a few questions and answers with images like: The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available. Obviously, that's not good for the use of this website. What's wrong ...
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How did this circular-referencing duplicate question happen?

I found these two questions: https://askubuntu.com/question need initfamfs modules. 15.04 where do i add modules to initramfs? 15.04 They are both marked as duplicate, and they both reference the ...
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May we please have another font for the body text?

The new design is great, but the font is really killing me. Here's why: Uneven kerning and spacing Have a look at this title. The space between n and e in uneven, r and n in kerning, a and c in ...
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Mixed apostrophes in “unclear what you’re asking” description

I stumbled across the following sentence in the description of “unclear what you’re asking” close reason: As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. The first it's as ...
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Behavior of Site when Marking Test Questions as Duplicates / Commenting on Test Questions

I just wanted to review first posts and got this one. A few days ago, I already came across that quesiton by normally browsing AskUbuntu. I knew that the wording of the question was exactly the same ...
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More black links on deleted question page

This is a continuation of this question: Black links on new duplicate banner are counter intuitive. On Ask Ubuntu, when users with less than 10k view a deleted question they land at a page that ...
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Low Quality Posts review chokes when I run out of delete votes

Most days I run out of delete votes somewhere in the middle of the Low Quality Posts queue. I have noticed what seems to me to be a (minor) bug here. When I get to my last delete vote, if I click ...
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g's look like q's font oddity [duplicate]

It seems that when there are one line comments, g's look like q's. here is an example:
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Colorblind people have a hard time distinguishing red/green answer highlight

I am red/green colorblind and I find it difficult to distinguish between the red and green circles that denote unanswered and answered questions: Does it make sense to use, for example, a darker ...
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Launchpad logins broken on linux browsers?

One of my coworkers noticed that Launchpad logins are broken. If you log out, then go to login, click the launchpad button, and nothing happens. Normally a text widget shows up so you can type in ...
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I have less than 50 reputation but I recieved achievement that I can comment although I actually can't

I can't comment because lack of reputation but it showed the achievement. I've tried to comment but of course I failed.
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Some problems with pro-forma comments

I installed Pro-forma comments yesterday and it worked fine, I really like it. But today something is wrong. I can not see auto link near help. Also, when I flag question as duplicate, there does not ...
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Adding a comment = audit failed?

I just failed my first audit on this question. I got the question in first post review where it was displayed without any comment, I began writing a comment suggesting to add a screenshot to clearify ...
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Redesigned disabled buttons in review are hard to distinguish

After recent redesign, the buttons in review queue [No Action Needed] and [I'm Done] look almost the same. I would start competition if you can distinguish which one is disabled on the below image (...
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Don't say someone who rejected an edit approved it

On this page, it says "approved by Community, David Foerster 20 hours ago". When you follow the link, it takes you to the review page, but David Foerster actually rejected it: Please don't say it ...
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Official Ubuntu derivatives link at FAQ is broken

The link pointing to Ubuntu about derivatives page is broken. Located at https://askubuntu.com/faq page Paragraph: We welcome questions about: Using and administering Ubuntu, including official ...
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Problem with the "Announcer" badge page...

https://askubuntu.com/badges/57/announcer As you can see in the above screenshot, if the question is too long, the information about the user who received the Announcer badge is cut off.
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Could we get a better example question for the new /about?

As some have already seen, the /about page on main has changed dramatically. It's fancy now with all the moving parts and visual examples, but there is one thing that feels kinda odd about it. The ...
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Shouldn't the system prevent accidental verbatim duplicates?

This question is a verbatim duplicate of that question. They had the same title and body (until one of them was edited), are by the same author, and appear to have been posted within the same second, ...
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The new cookie consent banner is way larger than needed

I don't like cookies. My browser is set to discard them after it is closed. I have no problem with logging in every time I reopen the browser and want to use a Stack network in a non-read-only way and ...
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Firstrun "How it works" #herobox is misaligned

I like to think the Ask Ubuntu is lawful good but we've got a box on the homepage that is clearly chaotic evil. What, no AD&D fans in tonight?       *sighs*       Tough crowd. Awful jokes aside, ...
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Bug: Moderator not getting the mod tag but being tagged as a bot in mod actions for comments

This happened on this post's deleted comment - visible to moderators and staff as it's a deleted comment: This is a post done by a reviewer and masked by the Community bot. Mitch is an actual diamond ...
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The pictures on Privileges help page are outdated

There are plenty of pictures showing how to use the privilege tools, here. They seem to be outdated. For example, the picture about offering a bounty, shown below, compared with the actual one, also ...
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Ubuntu bold font not imported

The Issue Recently I noticed something odd: when booting into OS X and visiting Ask Ubuntu, bold fonts render oddly. I've only noticed this in Chrome; in Firefox and Safari, the bold font renders ...
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I found a bug on this website that allowed me to log in on my account without a password

I think the title says it all. I am kind of worried about this and where can I contact someone so they can fix this problem?
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Close reason are using HTTP instead of HTTPS

In the "community-specific reason" close reasons, all links to an SE site or article are using HTTP instead of HTTPs. This applies to all the close reason that include links in them: Not about ...
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Bug with new top bar

Once again, a picture is worth a thousand words:
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Before I ask a question the similar posts suggestions do not scroll properly

I started to post my first post and was offered similar posts, but when I scrolled, I saw this problem in Firefox. The text is scrolling behind the original text that I saw. There's no no preview ...
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Fix the Linux tag blacklist

A million years ago (in Internet years), Jeff put a tag blacklist in place to stop people tagging things with linux or unix. Probably makes sense but I think his regex was bum: ^linux|unix$ That's ...
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Part of the question & answers are now hidden by blog & other details on the right

I'm not used to writing questions; but the site is offering me Similar questions above where I'm typing, but I cannot read much of the text as the right side of it is covered by the "How to format" ...
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How to search AU for a string containing “$”?

Today I tried to search for this answer, but the only thing I could remember from it was $_, so I tried to search for this term: https://askubuntu.com/search?q=%24_ To my surprise the result page ...
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Microsoft ad blocks all links other than on the ad

Today I have a weird issue with this Microsoft ad: As soon as this ad was loaded (which takes its time) I can not click on any other links on this tab. Before the ad was loaded everything is as ...
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Why is all my flag history gone?

Just since an hour or so, my "helpful flags" count on Ask Ubuntu appears to be reset, and only on AU where I had about 400+ helpful flags raised. On other SE sites, it seems all fine though. I also ...
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Why didn't 6 reviewers' recommendations delete this answer?

This answer was flagged as low quality and reviewed by 7 users. All but one reviewer Recommended Deletion, and the review now claims to be completed, both on the review page and on the timeline, but ...
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Why there is no "You've gained the privilege" when you pass 1000 reputation points?

I just passed 1k reputation on askubuntu.com (hooray, carry on). When other reputation privilege milestones are passed (at least each time I can remember), there is nice "You've gained the privilege" ...
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Two visual annoyances in the header [closed]

Not really bugs, but: Can we please get the same arrow to expand SE and user menus? Please vertically center the links left to the search field.
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Top black bar of the site is glitched

Well as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words: To use Android terminology, the black bar's width is set to match_parent rather than wrap_content.... Note: This happens with both Chrome and ...
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White page (no HTML) when trying to edit a question

I think I've found a possible bug on AskUbuntu. Earlier, I was trying to edit this question. Here is a screenshot of it: As you can see, the webpage looks fine and normal. But when I click on the ...
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Reviewers strange behavior

This question got closed because it was judged as a question about a bug in GIMP. The question was about a 4.8 MB .jpg file that rendered correctly in GIMP, but not when it was uploaded to the author'...
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